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Valentia, prior to unification.
This article is about the continent itself. For the nation which formerly shared this name with the continent on which it was set, see Valm.

Valentia (prounounced /vəˈlɛntiə/?[1]; Japanese: バレンシア Valentia), later renamed Valm (Japanese: ヴァルム Warm), is a continent situated to the west of Archanea/Ylisse, and is the setting of Fire Emblem Gaiden, its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and parts of Fire Emblem Awakening.

History

In the early history of Valentia, the continent was governed by two sibling gods: Mila, the Earth Mother, and Duma, the Dark God; however, the two experienced a schism over their incompatible philosophies, and so went their separate ways and founded their own nations, Zofia and Rigel, each governed as their god saw fit. The strong influence of the gods over the nations, with no counterbalancing philosophy, corrupted the people of both nations in different ways.[2] After centuries of this misrule, in the year 606 (Archanean calendar), Zofia was subjected to a coup d'etat by its General Desaix and Rigel launched an invasion as part of the plans of its emperor Rudolf to rid the world of the influence of both gods; in response, the heroes Alm and Celica led their respective armies to combat Rigel and find the missing Mila, ultimately ending in the defeat of Duma at Alm's hands and the disappearance of both gods from the world.

Alm and Celica, as the surviving royals of both nations, married and united Valentia into a single nation with Alm as its first Exalted King. Following Alm's death, his successor renamed both the kingdom and the continent to "Valm", in honor of Alm's legacy.[3] After an unknown amount of time, Valm experienced a schism and broke up into numerous smaller nations, and so it remained in this state until millennia after the kingdom's foundation, when the continent was reunited into a single Valmese Empire by Walhart the Conqueror.

Locations

Zofia

Main article: Zofia

Zofia is the nation which comprised the southern half of Valentia prior to its unification by Alm and Celica. It was founded by the Earth Mother Mila and her followers, and so adopted a strong pacifist and passive nature.

Rigel

Main article: Rigel

Rigel is the nation which comprised the northern half of Valentia, prior to its reunification by Alm and Celica. It was founded by the Evil God Duma following his schism with Mila, and so in strict adherence to his philosophy became a strict militant nation; however, in the end it was the actions of its emperor Rudolf which ensured an end to the gods' hold on Valentia and the continent's reunification.

Kingdom of Valentia / Valmese Empire

Main article: Valm

The Kingdom of Valentia, later renamed Valm, has existed in two forms over the eons. The first incarnation was founded by Alm and Celica with the unification of Zofia and Rigel following the defeat of Rudolf and Duma, with Alm as its first Exalted King; following Alm's death, his successor renamed the kingdom and continent to "Valm", in honor of Alm's legacy.[3] At some point the kingdom collapsed and the continent split once again into multiple nations, with the Valmese Empire itself now comprising a miniscule and forgettable nation, but it was reformed back into a continent-spanning powerhouse millennia later by Walhart the Conqueror.

Chon'sin

Main article: Chon'sin

Chon'sin was a nation of Valm present after the split of the first incarnation of the Valmese Empire, located in an unidentified part of the continent. It was home to a rich warrior culture and traditions of beauty in austerity. It was re-absorbed into the second incarnation of the Valmese Empire by Walhart, after its last king Yen'fay was blackmailed into Walhart's service.

Rosanne

Rosanne was a minor nation of Valm present after the split of the first incarnation of the Valmese Empire, located in an unidentified part of the continent. It was subjugated by the second Valmese Empire under Walhart and absorbed into its holdings. Virion, an ally of the Shepherds, is a noble of its former House Virion.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Valentia

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Valentia As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From Valentia (Latin: "valor" or "strength"), the original name given by the Roman Empire to València, a prominent city and region of modern Spain.
English
(unofficial)
Valencia Used in the Gaiden fan translation. Derived from València, as above.
Japanese バレンシア Officially romanized as Barensia in Gaiden, and as Valentia in Shadows of Valentia.[4] "Barensia" is a transliteration of the Japanese name for Valencia.
Spanish Valentia As above.
French Valentia As above.
German Valentia As above.
Italian Valentia As above.

Valm

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Valm In-universe, both the empire and the continent are said by Virion to have been named after the first emperor of the Valm, who united its north and south after a great war; this is presumably Alm, given the name "Valm" ends with "alm".[3]
Japanese ヴァルム Officially romanized as Warm.
Spanish Valm As above.
French Valm As above.
German Valm As above.
Italian Valm As above.

Gallery

References

  1. Fire Emblem Direct
  2. "It was due to the gods that this land Valentia came to be divided into North and South. And in doing so they mistakenly involved themselves too deeply with the concerns of mankind. As a result, the people of Zofia forgot the meaning of toil, and the people of Rigel forgot the meaning of leisure. As things were, we would all certainly come to ruin." - Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 VincentASM, "I just want to know one thing!" - FE13 Edition, Serenes Forest Forums, Published: 2013-01-23, Retrieved: 2015-07-29
  4. ファイアーエムブレム Echoes もうひとりの英雄王 : 商品構成のご案内, ニンテンドー3DS, Published: 2017-01-19, Retrieved: 2017-01-19
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMathildaMaeMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Final: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Double DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
Party
AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's
Party
AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaLandoShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV (TBA)
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Book of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors (TBA)
Related topics Name chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • TimelineUnused contentWorld map